This game is big for many reasons. Number one, it will by my first ever trip to the Taj Mahal of college basketball arena's (Matthew Knight Arena). But it's also big for the Ducks.
Why Oregon needs to win out and go deep in the conference tourney, just to be considered a bubble team for March Madness, is beyond me. Oregon is more deserving than many of the teams already going, and with so many teams being invited to the thing, you would think that Oregon - at 21-8 - would be one of those teams.
But they're not. And that's a different topic for another day.
To read more on what's at stake for Oregon, Bob Clark has this in the Register Guard.
It's as simple as this: to keep their March madness hopes alive, Oregon must beat one of the conferences worst teams in Utah. Tip off at 3:00.